Yellow Branch Farm & Pottery

About US
Yellow Branch Farm is a family owned dairy farm with a small herd of jersey cows, located near Fontana Lake in Graham County. We moved here in 1980 to live from the land and to be as self sufficient as possible.The dairy is pasture-based, and the pastures and hay fields are managed using sustainable organic practices. No herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers are used. Growth hormones are not given to the cows, and antibiotics are only used therapeutically and as a last option.

Yellow Branch Cheeses are made by Bruce in small batches following an original recipe that we developed. The distinctive flavor of the handcrafted cheese results from the high-quality fresh milk, flavored by the nutritious pasture grasses and hand-cut, fresh greens consumed by the cows.

Yellow Branch Pottery is a working studio with a retail gallery and was established in 1986. Karen has been making pottery since 1975. Visitors are welcome to watch the potters at work. Cheese is available to taste and to purchase at the pottery and at the farm when the pottery is closed.

Our Products
Yellow Branch Farmstead Cheese, Yellow Branch Pepper Cheese, Yellow Branch Natural Rind Cheese, Yellow Branch Basil Cheese, & Yellow Branch Pottery

We are located south of Fontana Dam off NC28 about 4 miles north of NC143. Turn on Yellow Branch Road and follow the signs. Cheese is sold at Yellow Branch Pottery as well as the farm.

Hours of Operation
April - November:Tuesday - Saturday Noon-5pm; All other times by chance or appointment

Web Site

Here's where you can find our products
Asheville, NC: Earth Fare, French Broad Food Coop, Laurey's Catering & Gourmet to Go, Early Girl Eatery, GreenLife Grocery, HomeGrown Restaurant, Biltmore Estate, Banner Elk, NC: Eric's Wine & Cheese, Robbinsville, NC: Fontana Village Resort, Bryson City, NC: The Cork and Bean, Durham, NC: Reliable Cheese, Charlotte, NC: Simply Local, The Ritz-Cartlton

Yellow Branch Farm & Pottery
Karen Mickler & Bruce DeGroot
136 Yellow Branch Circle
Robbinsville, NC 28771
Phone: 828-479-6710

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